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Total synthesis of 16,17-Dehydro-Progesterone:
Reference: Johnson, W. S.; Semmelhack, M. F.; Sultanbawa, M . U. S.; Dolak, L. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1968, 90, 2994-2996. DOI
Keywords: Alkene cleavage • Cationic cyclization • Aldol-K → Enone • Mechanism • Steroid synthesis •
Reagents: SnCl2 • OsO4 • Pb(OAc)4 • Hydroxide, potassium •

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